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Senior Accountant
  • Employer: Folkestone & Hythe District Council
  • Reference: 123/21/164511
  • Published: Tue 09/11/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/12/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £50,379 - £54,859 (Grade I) Depending on skills & experience
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY / Flexible , Kent

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Senior Accountant

Folkestone & Hythe is an extraordinary place to live, work and visit. With an established arts and cultural hub and unrivalled regeneration, including the Garden Town Otterpool Park, the area is well connected, with London just under an hour away via the High Speed rail link and access to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel.

While our modern offices are in the heart of Folkestone, with easy access to transport links, local shops, entertainment facilities and the seafront, we have a flexible working culture that supports and encourages remote working where possible. Recognised by Best Companies as an outstanding organisation to work for, we have a real focus on staff engagement, health & wellbeing and development, and offer a benefits package that includes corporate membership and reward schemes, an Employee Assistance Programme and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Focused on supporting the development of the Medium Term Financial Strategy and the Housing Revenue Account Business Planning, you will also co-ordinate financial input into a range of corporate projects and provide professional and technical advice to a variety of stakeholders.  

The ideal candidate will be part CCAB qualified with extensive experience of providing professional advice to senior managers and Members. You will need to be able to adopt a strategic perspective while overseeing operational delivery, have strong project management skills and the ability to undertake and analyse financial modelling. But above all else, if you’re able to build effective working relationships swiftly, be a team player but with ability to operate on your own initiative, and are excited by our large and challenging agenda, then we want to hear from you.

The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is 12:00pm on  6th December 2021.  

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Cheryl Ireland, Chief Financial Services Officer on 01303 853213 or via